Cutting mortises is probably my least favorite task to perform. I’ve been trying out a new jig. I found this jig on the Fine Woodworking site. Unfortunately, a subscription is required to access it, but its a subscription I’ve found to be well worth it. You can find the video here (subscription also required).
Basically, its a big piece of squared up maple with a track to run the router fence in.
I got a few more hours to work a bit more on the case sides for the desk .. which basically meant I go to make mortises. Does anyone like making mortise? Maybe if you have a Domino (See, Schwarz DID use power tools). Actually this set has worked well for me. Its a jig I got out of Bill Hylton’s book.
Oh and I got to use ugly jack plane again to get some boards to the proper thickness. I even unintentionally brushed my finger against the blade and cut it. That old blade seems to be holding a nice edge just fine. But I might have to find a new lever cap .. at least .. for that thing. It shore is ooogly. 😉